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Many people writing different things. But I and I'm sure that many other people would like to know the potential of hubpages.
Thanks for answers.
After over 2 years and 500+ hubs I am up to a dollar a day with Adsense now
For me, I've been on Hubpages for a little over two years, and make, on average, between $700.00 to $800.00 a month.
Having said that, over that time I've probably only written for a total of three months, as it's not close to my online writing priority, as I make my big money elsewhere.
Another factor is I use Hubpages to do a lot of experimenting for things I want to learn about for other blogs or websites of mine.
I mean to encourage you by that, as anyone that's willing to be flexible in their writing and write things people want to know about or are interested in, should do very well on Hubpages.
So many people gripe here that they don't get traffic, but say they aren't going to change anything about the way or topics they write about. They will always struggle no matter what platform they write for, or if they write on their own blog or website.
Forget about trying to be Hemingway, a A-lister or rabble rouser, if you want to make money.
Once you get some traffic and generate some revenue, then you can do some of thing writing you want to do for your personal pleasure, or whatever other reason.
To make money though, stick with what people are interested in or need answers to. That will result in significant revenue if you stick with it over time.
I write mostly on here for pleasure. I'm quite new to hubpages, but I do know internet marketing principles and a few techniques. Writing a hub or any article or blog post is just one step. Promoting your writing is a huge part of getting traffic as well as keyword research.
Finding what people are searching for a lot with low competition is a big part, but promoting it also helps to get traffic as well as search engine rankings.
However, as for hubpages, I write what I know about and love pretty much.
WOW. I know this is 2 months late But I really need to know, how many hubs have you published? It seems you make quite a great deal of income. I want a solid figure, so I can motivate myself in getting myself to at least a fraction of what you are.
Not two months late...two years late.
This is an old thread.
Actually, this thread is three years old. (Pre-Panda 2011!)
Well I apologize for grave digging, however this matter is the utmost importance to me. If so, could you provide me an answer?
Start a new thread on it so people can give answers that relate to how things are now.
We are not permitted to discuss our earnings, so you are not likely to get very much information anymore.
This is true. Years ago, the site published success stories that showed 'average' earnings of a few Hubbers, but that information changed dramatically. Overall, the site doesn't permit discussing those things. This is good, because it protects Hubbers who do well from being mimicked by those who simply want quick money.
I'm not looking for specific income. I"m looking for X(number) of hubs made. But thanks.
That's an impossible question to answer, because (as others have said) Hubs vary in how much money they make. I have one Hub which has made about $500 in its lifetime, and another, of a similar age, that's made about $50.
The thing is, no matter how much keyword research you do, the science is imprecise: sometimes a subject you expect to soar will do nothing, and a Hub you wrote for fun will go viral. The 80/20 rule applies: you'll earn 80% of your income from 20% of your Hubs - but until you've written them, you don't know which 20%.
That means you may have to write 100 Hubs to produce 20 that earn well. Or you may create the "right " 20 Hubs first. There's no way to know.
That sounds like a statement of income to me.
That information would be unlikely to be helpful to you, since we don't get paid by the hub. We get paid by traffic. So someone could have written only one hub and made a lot of money, while someone else could have written a lot of hubs and still not make payout every month or even every year.
-- Can you cite TOS reference about discussing earnings? I tried to tell someone that, but they said something like "sez-who?". I couldn't find it in the learning center.
Rochelle - I don't know exactly where it's located, but maybe one of the others here can cite it. It's my understanding that we can't discuss specifics related to ad revenues, etc. - but general examples might be okay.
I think that rumor started with the fact that you can't share what you earn per click from Adsense. I have never seen an actual rule that you can't share your earnings. If I'm wrong, please let me know and where Hubpages states it.
It is definitely a rule, I've seen it referred to many times on the forums, including by staff. In the TOU, about half-way through it, under Payment, last paragraph says:
"You acknowledge and agree that You will not publicly disclose Your payments or Earned Balance (including any subcomponents thereof) from the HubPages Earnings Program without prior written consent of HubPages."
However, I've always wanted clarification and specifics about the rule.
You'll notice that refers to payments or balance, not earnings per Hub - but it's not clear what "sub-components" mean.
You probably recall that we used to discuss our earnings all the time - the only thing we weren't allowed to discuss were precise details about Adsense. The rule about not discussing earnings is one of those that was "snuck in" without being announced, so I'm not sure when it was introduced -- I became aware of it when staff started referring to it in the forums.
It's not got much to do with numbers of hubs.
There are hubbers that get many thousands of views per day. If you average $5 per 1000, then that would give you some indication.
Most hubbers don't get anywhere near that kind of traffic though.
To know the potential of hubpages, click the link posted by relache above. 1000 page views/day can make on average $3.00
It depends on how many hubs you have, the traffic that you get, and the programs that you use. I don't use eBay on Hubpages, but I'm sure I could make a few extra bucks each month if I did. Adsense on this site is brutal, I've barely earned a dollar from them. However, since the new Ad program has been introduced, I've been earning at least $5 a month from old hubs. I'm going to start writing again and see what happens.
I am new to hubpages and quite excited to know this that people are making a lot of money here...
It depends what Wall Street feels like dishing out for that specific day and consumer market. At least that's how I look at it. You can write a lot of hubs and get a million readers or a million different IP addresses to click on the ads in your articles and it still won't matter. At least that's what I've experienced. So far, I generate between $100.00 to $150.00 every 3 to 4 months with AdSense but it would be great to generate ten or twenty times that amount. I'm sure there are some hubbers who earn more than $1000.00 a month.
This likely popped up in the helpful list at the bottom of forum threads that has 'related' discussions. Some are much older than two years. The information in them is outdated - especially anything related to revenue.
Exactly. There's another old thread that got bumped and people on the thread were advising people to bold-face keywords in their articles, which I'm pretty sure is a no-no these days. Funny thing is, one guy in the thread prophetically said that the bold-facing thing would get abused soon too.
Realistically, there are far easier ways to earn money quickly, but if you're prepared to stick around for the steady trickle that keeps coming long after the hubs are written, then yes, it's worth it.
As Susana S stated, one popular hub can earn much more than 100 of them which no one cares to read.
If you'd like to see how many hubs MakinBacon has, simply go back to his (her?) post in this thread, click on his screen name and it will take you to his profile, which lists how many hubs he has. Currently that number is 394; there is no way to know how many hubs he had two or three years ago unless he responds to your question. I haven't seen this hubber active in the forums in quite some time You could also try sending him an email through the fanmail link on his profile.
I have moved my hubs. I left 2 remaining to see what would happen to earnings, and then left one hub. I had 70 hubs but the one hub was the one I learned from process of elimination, was the money maker as far as HP Earnings program goes. People, namely new hubbers, have posted that they just made first payout, and have had only 10 hubs. There is simply no way of knowing. The one hub that was my money hub, also had the most traffic. No sales from that one which was not my intentions when I wrote it to begin with even though I had a couple of products on it. I don't mind showing my cards, that hub was a Military hub about Marine Boot Camp. I have not written anymore military hubs because I had no desire to do so. Feb is Black History Month, lots of ideas there. I did a few articles a few months ahead and published them rather than wait until the holiday was here. It took 3 years for me to make my first payout, then suddenly I was getting a payout every month or two and making sales. You simply never know what will work, or when things will suddenly take off like a rocket.
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It takes time to make money on HP, especially with Adsense, Amazon and ebay products. Within time, you can make up to $50 before payout. And that's if you've been here for six months or so. I've been here for around four months, and still have ways to go. I make a little bit of money each day. I promote my hubs on Twitter, Facebook, Google + and started doing Pinterest last month. It had helped a little in the long run.
Okay I don't get why people ask how many hubs they've made. click on their name and you will be directed to their profile where the number of hubs they have made will be displayed. Simple.
yes,but that doesn't tell about the money they made.
HP used to brag about how much money their high earners made. They don't do that anymore.
Yes, you'll notice on old threads (four or five years old) that we are all disclosing our earnings left, right and centre - when things were going well, HubPages was happy for us to brag how much we were making, and the HubPages' own blog had several posts featuring the highest-earning Hubbers and their earnings.
After the bottom fell out of earnings after Panda in 2011, suddenly it became against the rules to discuss how much we earned.
Thanks for the explanation.
I was puzzled when I became a member during the great squidoo transfer last year as I was sure I'd read threads within the HubPages Forum at some point in the past as to earnings. I couldn't reconcile my memory with the rules - but you have supplied the answer re the disconnect!
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